schools and education
Kingham Hill is a co-education, 11-19 independent boarding and day school in the heart of the Cotswolds. The immediate priority was for a new teaching block to provide additional classroom space for maths and science. Pupil numbers are at record levels and increasing steadily. The Veritas Building, opened at the beginning of 2015, ensures they have sufficient teaching space of the appropriate quality to meet demand as the school continues to grow. Designed to preserve the coherence of the school’s architectural and aesthetic appeal, the exterior has been sensitively niched with a combination of Cotswold stone, timber, glass and zinc allowing it to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. The design of the building echoes the features of other properties on the site, uniting the different architectural styles to create a cohesive scheme across the estate.
The Veritas Building provides the School with six new classrooms, six state-of-the-art science laboratories, a seminar room, and three science prep rooms, together with office space for staff. The two-storey building is designed around light-filled atria, reducing the need for extensive artificial lighting. The classrooms are large, bright spaces with generous windows offering glimpses of the world outside, and state-of-the-art technology to provide the very best learning experience for pupils. Each room includes the features required in a modern school, integrating interactive white boards and the use of projectors as part of the infrastructure. The new laboratories are designed to the highest standards for schools, providing outstanding facilities for the school’s young scientists as they learn about the world around them.